Valencia need to capitalize on their LaLiga form if they want a head start in the first Copa del Rey against Espanyol. The interesting statistic for this match is that in their last five head to head games the two teams not only have been alternating between winning but also making time to record two draws. Valencia won the competition seven times, have been in a final 10 times and the last them they won it was back in 2008. To compare the odds on all the matches of your favorite leagues, you should use VIP-IBC, the best betting software you will find in the market.
Espanyol bowed out of Copa del Rey last season against Real Madrid with 0-2 on aggregate. While Valencia lost against Atletico with 3-1 on aggregate. Valencia received bad news when they were told that Pablo Piatti will have to miss at least four weeks after the injury he got during the win against Real Madrid, while Diego Alves is still to be submitted to tests to see if he can play against Espanyol.
The visitors usually have no problems with the teams placed lower than them in the LaLiga table, the exception being the fact that they somehow managed to lose against Eibar. Considering Valencia are on the 4th place in LaLiga, with only 3 points behind the top three teams, expect at least two goals being scored.
There is no doubt with bookies or the tipsters about the potential winner. William Hill gives Valencia 1.53 odds to win, Espanyol got 7.00 and a draw in the first leg has 3.75 odds. Considering Valencia are after a match with the LaLiga leaders we are going to bet 5 units on the coupled betting market of Valencia to win and both teams to score with 3.50 odds from William Hill, biggest bookmaker in the betting industry.